Yes, it’s that time of year again. Getting ready for end of year celebrations, Christmas lights cheering up our streets and time to get together with friends and family and show them how much we appreciate them. See “What I’m reading” below for a few tips to send your loved ones a little extra something with their gifts and cards.
There will be two more weeks of regular Nia classes before Christmas – Monday 11 December and Monday 18 December, followed by a two week break. Then, from January, I’ll be teaching just one Nia class a week on a Monday evening, beginning on 8 January. Details, as always, on the Classes & Events page. You’ll also find details of a Sparklicious way to kick off the New Year.
Nia move of the month – Palm Directions
As you change the direction of your palms, notice how your forearm bones rotate around each other. Then as you extend your arms and change palm directions, sense the opening of your shoulder joint when your palms are up and how it closes when your palms are facing down. Changing palm directions helps you to get the most power from your arms.
If your arms are by your sides, try breathing deeply, first with palms forward and then with palms facing back. Which is easier? Which palm direction opens up your chest?
You can also change palm directions while moving hands side to side as if pushing aside an invisible curtain and tap into the energy of Tai Chi.
What I’m reading
Here’s a snippet from Anne Jirsch‘s December newsletter with a few tips for creating a bit of extra Christmas cheer:
“Every gift you wrap, imagine popping a little smile inside before you seal it up.
Every card, imagine sending a little glitter.
Everyone you come across just send them the thought, ‘I hope you get what you want.’
And here’s a tip from Ann Maurice Boone: ‘When I need money I wish everyone health, wealth and abundance. Then something happens that gives me the opportunity to create that money and invest.’
Finally do a little visualisation ahead of each day imagining it to be full of warmth, love and laughter.”
What am I watching?
NiaTV – of course!
I am really enjoying following the new routine “Wild” and have already incorporated two tracks into my classes. It’s a great way to experience the Magic of Nia anytime, anywhere.
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Last two classes of the year on Monday 11 and Monday 18 December. The last one will have a festive soundtrack. Why not join us?
Pioneering Care Centre, Newton Aycliffe
Next block of five classes starts Monday 11 December 2017. £6 per class or £25 for all five classes if paid on 11th December 2017. You may join in at any point in the block.
NB. We’re taking a two week break for Christmas. More.
Another Sparklicious Day Retreat
The theme for the day is New Year, New You.
A day to refocus and release the past to move forward with clarity and focus. Click the poster on the right to read more and find out how to book a place.
Jump to the Classes and Events page for more information.
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